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The Big Band Years PBS Pledge
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Big Band Years PBS PledgeCOMBO, DVD + 4-CD SET

  • DVD, THE BIG BAND YEARS: SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY
  • 3-CD SET, THOSE SENTIMENTAL YEARS
  • CD, THE ONLY BIG BAND CD YOU'LL EVER NEED
$252

DVD, THE BIG BAND YEARS: SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY
My Music returns to the era of the legendary orchestras, great singers and song standards in The Big Band Years, drawing upon the most beloved melodies that kept the home fires burning and soldiers’ hearts alive during World War II and then kick-started the Baby Boom. This program brings together the original hit makers and legends that define the GI generation’s memories. Peter Marshall (of the legendary Hollywood Squares) hosts this event, which for the first time mixes vintage live, rare, and unreleased footage from the Big Band era.

DVD Track List

 

4 CDS, THE BIG BAND YEARS

  • 3-CD SET, THOSE SENTIMENTAL YEARS
  • CD, THE ONLY BIG BAND CD YOU'LL EVER NEED

These 4 CDs are packed with big band hits that bring back the best of the era with sentimental songs that inspired the baby boom. The first 3 CDs come in a set entitled Those Sentimental Years. The 4th CD is entitled The Only Big Band CD You’ll Ever Need.

CD Track Lists

To make a pledge and become a WVPT Monthly Sustaining Member - Call 888.987.8727

Please allow for 6 – 8 weeks for delivery of any PBS Pledge thank you gift. Shipping is $5.00. 

Big Band Years PBS Pledge4-CD COMBO, 3-CD SET + CD

  • 3-CD SET, THOSE SENTIMENTAL YEARS
  • CD, THE ONLY BIG BAND CD YOU'LL EVER NEED

My Music returns to the era of the legendary orchestras, great singers and song standards in The Big Band Years, drawing upon the most beloved melodies that kept the home fires burning and soldiers’ hearts alive during World War II and then kick-started the Baby Boom. This program brings together the original hit makers and legends that define the GI generation’s memories. Peter Marshall (of the legendary Hollywood Squares) hosts this event, which for the first time mixes vintage live, rare, and unreleased footage from the Big Band era.

These 4 CDs are packed with big band hits that bring back the best of the era with sentimental songs that inspired the baby boom. The first 3 CDs come in a set entitled Those Sentimental Years. The 4th CD is entitled The Only Big Band CD You’ll Ever Need.

$150

Track List:

Those Sentimental Years – Disc One

  1. In The Mood - Glenn Miller & His Army Air Force Band
  2. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra; Tony Pastor, Vocal
  3. To Each His Own - Eddy Howard & His Orchestra; Eddy Howard & Trio, Vocals
  4. Deep Purple - Helen Forrest
  5. Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald
  6. Where Or When - Harry James & His Orchestra; Helen Ward, Vocal
  7. Blue Tango - Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
  8. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra
  9. It’s Only A Paper Moon - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra; Johnny Williams, Vocal
  10. Green Eyes - Helen O’Connell
  11. A String Of Pearls - Glenn Miller & His Army Air Force Band
  12. I’ll Be Seeing You - Kate Smith
  13. So Rare - Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra; Arthur Malvin Singers, Vocals
  14. Dream - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra; Artie Wayne, Vocal
  15. When The Saints Go Marching In - Louis Armstrong
  16. Tuxedo Junction - Glenn Miller & His Army Air Force Band
  17. Amapola - Helen O’Connell
  18. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea - Helen Forrest
  19. That Old Black Magic - Margaret Whiting
  20. As Time Goes By - Jo Stafford & The Pied Pipers

Those Sentimental Years – Disc Two

  1. Juke Box Saturday Night - Glenn Miller & His Army Air Force Band; Bobby Nichols & The Crew Chiefs, Vocals
  2. Skylark - Harry James & His Orchestra; Helen Forrest, Vocal
  3. I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire - Ozzie Nelson & His Orchestra; Harriet Nelson, Vocal
  4. What Is This Thing Called Love? - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
  5. Who’s Sorry Now? - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra; Liza Morrow, Vocal
  6. It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) - Les Brown & His Orchestra; June Christy, Vocal
  7. At The Woodchopper’s Ball - Woody Herman & His Orchestra
  8. One O’Clock Jump - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  9. Let’s Fall In Love - Bob Crosby & His Orchestra; Polly Bergen, Vocal
  10. Tangerine - Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra; Claire Hogan & Kenny Martin, Vocals
  11. Kaye’s Melody - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
  12. Ebb Tide - Ozzie Nelson & His Orchestra
  13. Deep In A Dream - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra; Helen Forrest, Vocal
  14. I Wanna Be Loved - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
  15. G.I. Jive - Woody Herman & His Orchestra; Woody Herman, Vocal
  16. Heart And Soul - Blue Barron & His Orchestra; Russ Carlyle, Vocal
  17. Oh, Lady, Be Good! - Count Basie & His Orchestra Featuring Artie Shaw, Clarinet
  18. September Song - Les Brown & His Orchestra; Jo Ann Greer, Vocal
  19. And The Angels Sing - Harry James & His Orchestra
  20. Tiger Rag - Bob Crosby & His Orchestra Featuring The Bobcats

Those Sentimental Years -- Disc Three

  1. Sentimental Journey - Doris Day with Les Brown & His Orchestra
  2. All Or Nothing At All - Frank Sinatra with Harry James & His Orchestra
  3. These Foolish Things - Dick Haymes
  4. All The Things You Are - Ray Eberle
  5. Embraceable You - Helen O’Connell
  6. Blue Moon - Jo Stafford
  7. There’ll Be A Hot Time In The Town Of Berlin Tonight - Ray McKinley with Glenn Miller & His Army Air Force Band
  8. Bewitched - Merv Griffin with Freddy Martin & His Orchestra
  9. I Only Have Eyes For You - Kay Starr
  10. I’ll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time - Helen Forrest with Harry James & His Orchestra
  11. All I Do Is Dream Of You - Dinah Shore with Glenn Miller & His Army Air Force Band
  12. I’ve Got The World On A String - Peggy Lee
  13. Stardust - Frank Sinatra with Harry James & His Orchestra
  14. I Can’t Help It - Doris Day with Les Brown & His Orchestra
  15. Moonlight Serenade - Ray Eberle
  16. I Remember You - Helen O’Connell
  17. Music, Music, Music - Kenny Gardner with Guy Lombardo & His Orchestra
  18. It Might As Well Be Spring - Margaret Whiting
  19. To Each His Own - Eddy Howard
  20. You’ll Never Know - Dick Haymes

The Only Big Band CD You’ll Ever Need -- Disc Four

  1. Chattanooga Choo Choo - Glenn Miller
  2. Stompin' At The Savoy - Benny Goodman
  3. Take The "A" Train - Duke Ellington
  4. Four Brothers - Woody Herman
  5. Tempo And Swing - Lionel Hampton = Toledo Blade
  6. Begin The Beguine - Artie Shaw
  7. Song Of India - Tommy Dorsey
  8. In The Mood - Glenn Miller
  9. Margie - Cab Calloway
  10. Bill's Mill - Count Basie = Swingin’ the Blues
  11. King Porter Stomp - Benny Goodman
  12. Ya Gotta Try - Buddy Rich
  13. It Don't Mean A Thing - Duke Ellington
  14. Variety Stomp - Fletcher Henderson
  15. Cherokee - Charlie Barnet
  16. (I've Got A Gal In) Kalamazoo - Glenn Miller
  17. I'm In The Mood For Love - Tommy Dorsey
  18. Frenesi - Artie Shaw
  19. Tuxedo Junction - Erskine Hawkins
  20. Sing, Sing, Sing - Benny Goodman

Running Time: 240 minutes approx.

To make a pledge and become a WVPT Monthly Sustaining Member - Call 888.987.8727

Please allow for 6 – 8 weeks for delivery of any PBS Pledge thank you gift. Shipping is $5.00. 

Big Band Years PBS PledgeDVD, THE BIG BAND YEARS: SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY

My Music returns to the era of the legendary orchestras, great singers and song standards in The Big Band Years, drawing upon the most beloved melodies that kept the home fires burning and soldiers’ hearts alive during World War II and then kick-started the Baby Boom. This program brings together the original hit makers and legends that define the GI generation’s memories. Peter Marshall (of the legendary Hollywood Squares) hosts this event, which for the first time mixes vintage live, rare, and unreleased footage from the Big Band era.

$120

DVD Track List:

  1. In The Mood - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
  2. (I've Got A Gal In) Kalamazoo - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
  3. Chatanooga Choo-Choo - Tex Beneke
  4. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - The Andrews Sisters
  5. Heart & Soul - Larry Clinton & His Orchestra with Bea Wain
  6. Tuxedo Junction - Harry James & His Orchestra
  7. Skyliner - Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra
  8. Green Eyes - Bob Eberly & Helen O'Connell
  9. I'll Never Smile Again - Tommy Dorsey / Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers
  10. Dream - The Pied Pipers
  11. Minnie The Moocher - Cab Calloway
  12. Sing, Sing, Sing - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
  13. These Foolish Things - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
  14. Guy Lombardo Hits Medley - Guy Lombardo & His Orchestra
  15. Sammy Kaye Hits Medley - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
  16. Tex Beneke Hits Medley - Tex Beneke & His Orchestra
  17. Lawrence Welk sign-off – “Goodnight, Everyone” (encore credit act)
  18. Take The "A" Train - Duke Ellington (encore credit act
  19. Peter Marshall's Lost Big Band Show. An entire lost show with the original big band hit makers featuring “In The Mood,” “Tuxedo Junction,” “Elmer's Tune,” “Moonlight Cocktails,” “(I've Got A Gal In) Kalamazoo,” “Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree” and “Moonlight Serenade.” Performers include Tex Beneke, Ray Eberly, Paula Kelly and The New Modernaires. This live concert took place at the Hollywood Palladium in the early 1980s.
  20. Stardust - Jack Teagarden & His Orchestra with Hoagy Carmichael
  21. Deep Purple - Larry Clinton & His Orchestra with Bea Wain
  22. It's Been A Long, Long Time - Stan Kenton & His Orchestra with June Christy
  23. Interview with Woody Herman
  24. Interview with Artie Shaw
  25. Interview with Doris Day & Les Brown

Running Time: 110 minutes approx. DVD Bonus Material (approx. 40 additional minutes)

To make a pledge and become a WVPT Monthly Sustaining Member - Call 888.987.8727